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Janice Mendes

“My 40’s have been a decade of finding my voice and growing my confidence.”

Power Profile with Janice Mendes: At 48, with no experience in Film and Television, Janice signed with an agent and within 16 months had worked on 30 projects. An unwavering belief in herself and a desire to have a life that inspires and fulfills her is what's behind her ability to leap.
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A twist on the gratitude list: focus on what is AND “what if”

There's a quote that I found and shared on Instagram recently that really resonated with me: “Never kill your what ifs, but first be grateful for what is.” - Drishti Bablani What I like about it is that it reminds me how important it is to hold both: our gratitude for everything we already have and our dreams for the future. Dreams without gratitude for the present is like trying to build a house without first building a solid foundation.
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Cheryl Himburg

“There will never be a perfect time.”

Power Profile with Cheryl Himburg: Cheryl's 20s and 30s brought her more change and challenge than most of us will face in a lifetime. In wasn't until after she turned 40 that she realized that she could design a life she loves.
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Carol Sloan

“I had been using the wrong barometer for success all along.”

Power Profile with Carol Sloan: Carol's transformation from teacher to freelance writer has reinflated her "once sad balloon". This new chapter of focusing on her dreams and stopping old habits of people-pleasing makes her feel like herself again.
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Galit Solomon

“I’m in my element and doing what I love most.”

Power Profile with Galit Solomon: In her early forties, Galit took a huge leap and started her own business. She talks about this exciting new chapter and how motherhood helped her let go of perfectionism.
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Photograph of Ombretta Debois flying a plane

“At age 58, I made my lifelong dream come true.”

Power Profile with Ombretta Debois: In her mid-forties, she turned her personal and professional lives upside down in search of fulfillment. And, in her fifties, she went after a lifelong dream and achieved it. Read more about Ombretta and be inspired by her words of advice for others interested in redesigning midlife.
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